Archive | February, 2009

Posted on 27 February 2009 by admin

Television personality Ed McMahon has been hospitalized with pneumonia
Los Angeles (HealthKnowItAll) – Television personality Ed McMahon has been hospitalized with pneumonia.

The 85 year old former fixture on Tonight has been hospitalized in Los Angeles and is in intensive care.

AstraZeneca Knew of Safety Issues With Their Psychiatric Drug Seroquel

Posted on 27 February 2009 by admin

AstraZeneca may have knew of pre-existing risks associated with their drug Seroquel
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – AstraZeneca may have knew of pre-existing risks associated with their drug Seroquel.

This shocking accusation is the result of an investigation into the company that found that company employees may have knew up to 10 years ago that the psychiatric drug was dangerous. Continue Reading

Experimental Drug Improves Mobility of MS Patients

Posted on 27 February 2009 by admin

A new experimental drug may make it easier for people with multiple sclerosis to walk
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – A new experimental drug may make it easier for people with multiple sclerosis to walk.

Fampridine is the name of the experimental drug, which is manufactured by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. Continue Reading

Blackbox Warning Recommended for Class of Stomach Drugs

Posted on 27 February 2009 by admin

Regulators with the USFDA have recommended that a class of drugs used to treat people with certain stomach disorders need to come with a blackbox warning
Washington (HealthKnowItAll) Regulators with the USFDA have recommended that a class of drugs used to treat people with certain stomach disorders need to come with a blackbox warning.

The warning is due to evidence of involuntary, repetitive movement on several parts of the body in people known as tardive dyskinesia. Continue Reading

US Drug Enforcement Agency Stopping Marijuana Raids

Posted on 27 February 2009 by admin

Advocates for medicinal marijuana use are flying high as the US Attorney General has announced an end to raids of pot plants that are legal under state laws
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Advocates for medicinal marijuana use are flying high as the US Attorney General has announced an end to raids of pot plants that are legal under state laws.

Previous to this ruling, all marijuana grow operations were subjected to federal law, even if they were legal under state law. Continue Reading

Women Drinking Alcohol at Increased Risk of Numerous Cancers

Posted on 27 February 2009 by admin

Women who drink alcohol are unknowingly putting themselves at increased risk of cancer
Jacksonville (HealthKnowItAll) – Women who drink alcohol are unknowingly putting themselves at increased risk of cancer.

This is the finding of a new study performed by researchers from Britain’s University of Oxford, who studied more than 1.3 million women. Continue Reading

Caffeine Appears to Prevent Some Types of Skin Cancer

Posted on 27 February 2009 by admin

Good news for coffee drinkers as a new study suggests that caffeine can reduce risk of skin cancer
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Good news for coffee drinkers as a new study suggests that caffeine can reduce risk of skin cancer.

Millions of pounds of coffee are ground and drunk daily by unsuspecting coffee drinkers. Continue Reading

Two Old Antibiotics May Help Fight Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Posted on 26 February 2009 by admin

Combining two old, safe antibiotics maybe the next weapon against tuberculosis
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Combining two old, safe antibiotics maybe the next weapon against tuberculosis.

According to scientists, the combination of and clavulanate proved very effective at preventing more than 12 of the most common forms of drug resistant tuberculosis. Continue Reading

Male Baldness Drug May Prevent Prostate Cancer

Posted on 26 February 2009 by admin

Proscar is the name of a drug that may actually help to reduce the risk of a man developing prostate cancer
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Proscar is the name of a drug that may actually help to reduce the risk of a man developing prostate cancer.

The drug is prescribed to men to help prevent baldness, but new guidelines issued by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Urological Association state that the drug works at reducing prostate cancer risk. Continue Reading

Living Clean Lifestyle Reduces Risk of Multiple Types of Cancer

Posted on 26 February 2009 by admin

Living a healthy lifestyle can dramatically reduce your risk of being diagnosed with cancer
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Living a healthy lifestyle can dramatically reduce your risk of being diagnosed with cancer.

According to researchers, up to 40% of breast and bowel cancers can be prevented through eating properly, getting exercise and drinking only in moderation. Continue Reading